Monday, July 30, 2007

Ingmar Bergman: Dead



Legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman passed away at his home earlier today; no specific cause of death was given, though it can be assumed that it had a lot to do with him being alive for 89 years, at which point his body finally said, "Yeah, I'm done." His body said this in Swedish, of course, but still.

If you're any sort of film nerd, or if you're just a big fan of extremely bleak movies that contain a lot of religious iconography, then this is indeed a sad day. In his honor, let's all make time today to play a game of chess with Death. Or, if that can't be arranged, let's instead raise a glass and drink heartily to one of the great, old-school master of cinema.

He will be missed.

8 Comments:

Blogger stewpid said...

sd, sad, sad, sad, sad. A real loss to the world of cinema. Bergman's contributions to moviemaking cannot be exaggerated. I'm not a thousand percent sure what they were, offhand, though. I tend to like movies with "National Lampoon's" in the title. She was a great actress, though, and I really thought she was pretty in "Casablanca."

I'm going to miss pretending to understand anything about Bergman.

They always come in threes: Be careful, Carrot Top and Bea Arthur.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Mr. Shain said...

you bumped your hello kitty story for this? sell out.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

After the amount of booze I drank over the past three days, I'm a little surprised that death didn't make an appearance with his chess board in hand.

2:07 PM  
Blogger lioux said...

Me too Jeff!!!

2:49 PM  
Anonymous David said...

"stewpid, stewpid, stewpid. *shakes head*

3:47 PM  
Blogger Big Daddy said...

I as well, Jeff and Lioux.

3:59 PM  
Blogger blythe said...

bergman, vonnegut, who's next? (i hope it's bea arthur.)

5:20 PM  
Blogger Quin said...

who's next?

boutros boutros-ghali?

8:56 PM  

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